More famous for an assertive booty and occasional nip-slips, Jennifer Lopez is actually active in both politics and religion. Raised Catholic in the Bronx, NY, in a Puerto Rican family, she also followed Santeria, which is a combination of Catholicism and West African religions. Her father has been a Scientologist for twenty years, and now she’s one, too.
Jennifer Lopez spouts the same blandishments as other “spiritual” stars:
At the end of the day it’s all about being, like, a good person — centered, focused and at peace.
When Lopez converted to Scientology, it caused some to speculate that her new religion caused the split between her and Marc Anthony, who was never as keen on the religion as Lopez and was against sending their children to Scientology-based private school.
She cancelled a show in Cyprus in 2010 for political reasons, according to a statement from her spokesperson:
Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.
She was given kudos at the time for political awareness, but has more recently come under fire for her FIAT endorsement: they do business with Iran, very anti-human rights.